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Munich airport train to Austria

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Munich airport train to Austria

Hi. We are arriving to Munich airport on Friday 15 th march for a ski break. We would like to use the train that's in the airport to get to a lively ski resort in Austria. Can anyone recommend a resort that is handy to the train route? And not too long a distance?..

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There are 2 airport S-Bahn ( suburban trains) trains that take you to either to the Ostbahnhof (East Station) and Hauptbahnhof (main station), or directly to the main station. All long distance trains heading east of Munich (i.e. Woergl, Salzburg will stop at the east station. Those heading directly south to Garmisch, Seefeld Tirol and Innsbruck etc. leave from the Hauptbahnhof.

Along the souther route (Innsbruck) is Seefeld in Tirol.

One of the lesser known, but nice ski areas is near Woergl (eastern route) . It is called the Wildschoenau. Also past Woerg, urther from Munich, is Kitzbuehl and Zell am See/ Kaprun.

Look up these places on the Internet

From Innsbruck you can catch trains to the Vorarlberg, St. Anton, etc.

Check www.bahn.de to see how long the trains take, the schedules and possible discount tickets.

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2. Re: Munich airport train to Austria

Mid March you should also take note of the weather and lower lying resorts. Nobody can predict the weather but should the Winter be mild or spring starts early lower resorts may suffer.

How easy (or not as the case may be) to easily get to a resort depends on when you arrive at Munich Airport.

Maybe up to 4hrs from the Airport.

There are direct trains from Munich (Ostbahnhof) to


Lively ski resort and town. Good apres ski.

S8 to Munich Ostbahnhof then direct service.

There are also services requiring and additional change. Overall travel time from the Airport (whether direct service from Munich Ost or those services requiring additional change in Bischofshoen) 4h07


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There are more direct services from Munich Ostbahnhof to Bad Hofgastein. Overall time from Munich Airport with 1 change for the direct service from Munich Ost is 3h44

From Bad Hofgastein there is also a local regular skibus to Dorfgastein where you can ski the GROßARLTAL on the same skipass


The Ski amade region consists of 5 ski areas all on the same skipass.

Schladming and Bad Hofgastein (Gastein) are 2 of those areas.



If relying on public transport Dorfgastein/Großarltal is really the only other resort you can easily ski if based in Bad Hofgastein.


Whether Schladming or Badhofgastein you can book your rail tickets up to 92 days in advance of www.bahn.de

For advance booking the rail fare from Munich Airport to either is €19 single


The closest ski area would be the Skiwelt - www.skiwelt.at

We (family) ski there a lot as it is only ~ 1h10 drive to Ellmau for us.

Ellmau and Söll lively villages

Easiest is to take a train to Kufstein then take a local taxi. There are bus services from Kufstein to Söll but bus service to Ellmau requires a change.

Taxi from Kufstein to Söll is ~ €28

to Ellmau ~ €40

You can use Austrian rail www.oebb.at to show overall solutions including the buses from Munich Airport (Flughafen München) to Ellmau or Söll.

You can get from Munich Airport to Kufstein in ~ 2hrs

Problem is that the whole ski area is quite low. Ellmau is at 600m and most of the highest parts are only ~ 1600m. Söll to Hopfgarten is the sunniest part and the slopes can suffer


Your overal itinerary may determine where is best for you. Not only do you need to get from the Airport to the resort but possibly more importantly from the resort back to the Airport. Your flight details will determine everything


Please check the EXACT location of any hotel and do not rely on the Hotels "address" or Hotels own blurb. This is highly important especially as you are relying on public transport. You could end up miles from where you thought you were going.

In addition you should be aware that many resorts also have small satellite villages which our often classed under the resort area as far as accommodation search is concerned.

In Austria small one horse towns/isolated properties do not have their own postal address and these properties have to take their "postal" town from the nearest main village. YOu could easily find yourself miles from where you thought you were going.

One of the best (or worse) examples of this is the Hotel Hoeflehner.

The Hotel Höflehners address is "Haus" which is a small village on the Schladming ski circuit.

The Höflehner is in fact 6km from Haus. In fact it is 4km up a mountain road from the village of Ruperting (which also has no "postal" address):

Ideal if you like isolation and ski in/out but no good if you like a town/shops. There is no skibus.

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